“I want the monarchy to adapt itself because society won’t return to how it once was,” says activist and lawyer Anon Nampa as he calls for monarchial reform and amendments to the constitution.
Protesters at Khon Kaen city’s Democracy Monument called for democracy and held a mock ritual to drive out the prime minister on Thursday evening.
The Isaan RecordAugust 21, 2020
Activists and civil society groups in the Northeast have launched a campaign to draft a new constitution as youth protesters across the country are calling for democratic change.
The Isaan RecordAugust 10, 2020
Youth protests against the government are on the rise again in the Northeast and across the country. Patawee Chotanan observed a protest in Ubon Ratchathani and made eight interesting observations.
Patawee ChotananJuly 25, 2020
Amid calls for snap elections and the drafting of a new constitution, protesters gathered at Khon Kaen University (KKU) on Saturday evening. It was the second time that students and members of the public came out to protest following the dissolution of a major opposition party last month.
The Isaan RecordMarch 16, 2020
In wake of the dissolution of the Future Forward Party, student activism networks are emerging all across the Northeast. They want Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down and the military-drafted constitution to be rewritten.
วีรวรรธน์ สมนึกMarch 13, 2020
A new political party seeks to change almost everything about Thai politics, starting with how public policy is formed. But a legal hurdle could trip them up before they reach the starting line of the electoral race.
The Isaan RecordAugust 4, 2018
Khon Kaen’s urban poor often have no appropriate access to water despite their constitutional right to “quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people,” as stated in Article 72 of Thailand’s new constitution.
The Isaan RecordJune 12, 2017
In the 2007, a clear majority in the Northeast rejected the military-backed draft constitution. This year around, voters in the region again voted down a draft constitution but by a smaller margin. What was the motivation behind the expression of dissent in the 2007 referendum, and why did that dissent become less pronounced in this month’s referendum?